Monday, April 13, 2020

Reasons You May Need A New Air Conditioner

Even if you take perfect care of your air conditioning unit, it won't last forever.  If you have high energy bills or your air conditioner isn't working as well as it used to, you might need to replace your unit.

Because replacing an air conditioning unit is a big investment, you want to make the right decision. If you are thinking about replacing your unit, we’ve detailed some points for you to think about.
First, you may be asking yourself "how long can I expect my air conditioner unit to last?" Generally, air conditioner units are expected to last around 10-15 years. That timeframe will depend on many factors, including how well the air conditioner unit was maintained and how hard it worked during its lifetime.

Because the ideal replacement time will be different for every homeowner, there is no perfect time to replace your unit. That said, below are reasons why you might need to replace the unit.
  • Your air conditioner breaks down frequently: At some point, it's going to cost more money to keep repairing an old air conditioner than to replace it.
  • Significant home renovations: If you are expanding the livable space in your house, you may need a more powerful air conditioner to cool your house down.
  • You have high energy bills: One cause of high energy bills is an older air conditioning unit. New air conditioner models are built to be more efficient than older units.  In addition, wear and tear will reduce the efficiency of an older model. You may be able to dramatically reduce your energy bills with a new air conditioner unit.
  • Your home isn't comfortable, even after running your air conditioner: If it's difficult to cool down your house or takes longer than it used to, you might need a new unit.
If you think you might need to replace your air conditioner unit, contact us here at Kent Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. We can discuss the best options for your home and install a new unit in no time!